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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

How to make 'Hot Port' - For Medicinal Purposes!

This Slice of  Lemon is waiting patiently in the bottom of a glass, it is looking very pretty with each segment stuck with a whole clove and delicious golden 'Local' Honey drizzled over it.  The Honey is from the Malvern Hills.

Poor Tickety Boo, was feeling unwell with the sniffles.  She was after some 'Hot Port' for medicinal purposes as she is celebrating something special at the weekend and needs to be well.  She mentioned her hubby had very kindly been out for supplies for her.  I have never heard of 'Hot Port' but as I had some Port within arms reach I thought I should 'Google' and see what it is all about.

I don't want anymore sniffles right now so I am consuming this as a medicinal preventative.  I came across several recipes, so I will make it my duty to undertake some research into the tastiest recipe.  The first recipe I tried was very simple.  A slice of lemon, stuck with whole cloves, a spoonful of honey, 25% port and 75% hot water.  I can also recommend a 50%-50% ratio of Port to hot water.  It worked very well indeed.  It went down a treat, as it says on the bottle it was an indulgence, perfect for this time of year.  I love the scent and flavour of cloves.   I am about to climb the 'Apples and pears' and I am sure it will not be long before I am in a deep slumber.  I have been making loads of typo's writing this but...I am not a thunk as dreople pink! I have got rosy cheeks and a very warm glow!  Night Night.


  1. Oh boy.. what you will do for research! That sounds very tasty! I bet you will sleep well tonight.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Teresa I dropped off like a baby thanks, but sadly I was woken by noisy teenagers out in the street at 1.30am! Bring Back National Service! I really wanted to kick some butt!

  3. I think you are being incredibly selfless in your quest to find the right recipe :) Hopefully, you will be able to let us know the best one soon?

  4. GOOD for you in pursuing the RIGHT recipe and I am so glad that your goal has been achieved!
    LOVELY looking medicine too!

  5. Can't say I've ever heard of a port. Chances are my husband has though, lol. I'll have to ask him! Let us know what you find to be the best remedy ;) Maybe this would help me sleep....

  6. Ah bless you! What a selfless task you took upon yourself in the name of friendship. :)
    I don't remember who first told me about it but I LOVE it. I do the 50-50 (sometimes 75-25 in the favour of port) ratio of port to hot water, cloves and lemon and I use a teaspoon of brown sugar. It opens up the tubes a bit and does the trick nicely. *sniff* *sniff* *aaaaaaccccchhhhoooo*

  7. I've never heard of a hot port either, thanks for introducing me to something new and so healthful!

  8. i have never heard of this. it does indeed sound very warming and soporific. something my nan would have liked as she used to enjoy a port and lemon. she made rum or whiskey toddys to help beat the cold and winter bugs. this involved heating up a bottle of lemonade, adding the spirits with some honey or brown sugar and fresh lemon slices. i was given some some once as a child when i was bronchial and remember sleeping like a log (without having to wake up a hundred times to cough). i never really developed a taste for alcohol though (perhaps because my father was an alcoholic) and i don't think there is any substitute for as a cold rememdy. honey and lemon alone make a nice and soothing beverage, but it does not have quite the same 'knock out' effect and therefore does not bring about as rapid a cure.
    best of luck with your research ;o)

    wishing you a lovely weekend xxx

  9. I think that is what I need for this cold!!


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